The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) hosted the 8th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) earlier this year. As usual, Microsoft was the underwriter of the CIFS/SMB/SMB2 PlugFest, which was co-located with the SDC event.

For developers working with storage-related technologies, this event gathers a unique crowd and includes a rich agenda. Key industry players were represented and offered presentations. It’s always worth reminding you that the SDC presentations were usually delivered to developers by the actual product development teams and frequently the actual developer of the technology either delivered the presentation or was in the room to take questions. That kind of deep insight is not common in every conference out there.

Microsoft presentations this year included:

Title Presenter
SMB 2.2: Bigger. Faster. Scalier - Part 1 David Kruse Principal Development Lead
SMB 2.2: Bigger. Faster. Scalier - Part 2 Mathew George Senior Software Development Engineer
Advancements in Backup to Support Application Storage on a File Server Molly Brown Principal Development Lead
SMB 2.2 over RDMA Thomas Talpey Software Architect
Greg Kramer Software Development Engineer
SMB2: Advancements for WAN Molly Brown Principal Development Lead
Speeding Up Cloud/Server Applications Using Flash Memory Sudipta Sengupta Research Scientist
Windows 8: Storage Provisioning and Management Shiv Rajpal Principal Development Lead
Windows 8 File System Performance and Reliability Enhancements in NTFS Neal Christiansen Principal Development Lead
Windows Server 8 and SMB 2.2 - Advancements in Management Jose Barreto Principal Program Manager
NFS High Availability in Windows Roopesh Battepati Principal Development Lead
Microsoft SMI-S Roadmap Update Jeff Goldner Principal Architect
IETF NFSv4 Working Group: What's Next? Spencer Shepler Performance Architect
Converting an Enterprise Application to Run on CIFS/SMB/SMB2 File Access Protocols Kevin Farlee Storage Engine Program Manager, SQL Server
SMB2: Advancements in Server Application Performance Dan Lovinger Principal Software Architect
Advancements in Hyper-V Storage Todd Harris Senior Software Design Engineer
Senthil Rajaram Senior Program Manager

 

SNIA has now released the content publicly, including video recordings for many of the talks. Check these and other presentations (all with slides and many with video recordings) at http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2011/2011presentations

If you like the content, be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s SDC 2012. It’s always a great event and the details are already out at http://www.snia.org/about/calendar/2012-storage-developer-conference